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Cheesy Zucchini Beef Marinara

3.83 from 17 votes
Author: ketoislife.com


  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 4 Cups Chopped zucchini Or 2 large zucchinis
  • 1 1/2 Cups Marinara sauce Lowest carb
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella cheese shredded Divided
  • 1 Cup Full fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning


  • Preheat oven 375 degrees 
    Prepare 9x13 baking dish  
    Dice zucchini into small pieces that are similar in size. Spread zucchini over paper towels and salt liberally. This will pull the moisture out of the zucchini. Let sit for 10 minutes 
    Meanwhile in an extra large skillet brown the ground beef with garlic, salt and pepper. Drain off any extra fat and then add the marinara sauce. Turn heat down to low.
    Drain the water off zucchini and press out all of the extra moisture with dry paper towels. 
    Toss zucchini in with the beef and marina.
    In a bowl mix together 1 cup of the mozzarella and 1 cup of ricotta and the Italian seasoning 
    First layer, spread half of the zucchini beef mixture into baking dish.
    Second layer, spread all of the ricotta mozzarella mixture. 
    Third layer, spread the rest of the zucchini beef mixture. Then top it with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese. 
    Bake for 25-30 minutes. If you like the zucchini really soft bake it longer. 
    Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.